Two Teens And Their Mama: TBB Talks: Favorite School Memories

Monday, September 11, 2017

TBB Talks: Favorite School Memories


Happy Monday!  Today The Blended Blog is talking about school memories, and I thought I'd share a few of my favorite teachers.  Link up with us below if you have a post about the good old school days!

My husband can remember every single teacher he had in elementary school.  I, however, cannot recall even one.  I attended Catholic school for most of my younger years, and in North Carolina our teachers were all nuns.  Apparently those black habits have blended together in my mind!

When we moved to Washington my parents put us in public school, and my sixth grade teacher, Miss Spencer, was a favorite.  She drove a blue corvette and was super laid back. Unless you made her mad.  Back in the late 70's, teachers were allowed to use corporal punishment on students.  Miss Spencer had a paddle, and you did not want to get called into her back office for bad behavior!  Miss Spencer was also my favorite coach ever, and taught me almost everything I know about basketball.


The award for my very favorite teacher of all time goes to Mr. Wolfe, my 8th grade US History teacher.  And I wasn't the only one - every kid in school couldn't wait to take his class.


Mr. Wolfe loved US History with a passion, and shared it enthusiastically with his students. He never lectured, instead choosing to teach us through interaction.  Whether it was learning about the stock market, or the first settlers, or the Civil War, he always had a fun project in mind.  He truly cared about every student, and we all loved him right back. About once a month he came to school dressed as some historical figure, and didn't break character no matter how hard we tried.


Looking back through old pictures I realized two things.  First, I remember thinking these teachers were so old at the time, but now I see how young they were!  And second, I'm so gratefull for all the teachers out there.  I know it's a hard, under appreciated job.  I hope you realize the impact you make on kids every single day.  Thank you.



17 comments:

  1. So precious to have found teacher memories. I have a few that really impacted my life. Have a beautiful day sweet friend!

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  2. I would have loved your 8th grade history teacher! I love history now but didn't until college when my profs really inspired me. HS teachers were coaches and thus not so enthused. Have a great week, friend!

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  3. What a fantastic teacher to come dressed as a historical figure! So cool. I love remembering old school memories.

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  4. Aw, this is fantastic! I too thought my teachers looks so old back then and realize now that they were actually quite young! I think any teacher that teaches with real passion hooks the students and makes that teacher forever stand out in our minds. Those are the really great ones!

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  5. Isn't it funny those you remember and what about them! Fun. My favorite HS teacher was Mrs. Hazzard. She was my Home Ec sewing teacher. I named my new sewing machine after her. She always dressed beautifully and wore about 3 inch heels on her slender 5'9" frame. If she heard loud voices out her classroom door she would stand and say "Boy, Shut up your Mouth". Girls knew better to be loud outside her classroom.

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    1. Love that you named your sewing machine after your teacher! And I love that she wore heels to school!

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  6. I only remember some of my elementary teachers really well, others I can't even think of their name (thank goodness for yearbooks!). I love these fun photos of your teachers. My son had my old 7th grade teacher in 3rd grade and she retired before Autumn could have her, too. She is so sweet, she even watched my Hometalk Live video I did last Spring! It is fun when teachers take an interest in your life, even after you've graduated and are an adult!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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    1. True - I stayed friends with Mr. Wolfe for many years after school!

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  7. He came in character???!!! I want to do that

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    1. You would definitely be one of my favorite teachers!

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  8. I feel much better about myself knowing you can't remember the names of most of your teachers either. I can tell you some, but not the majority. 😉

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  9. Mr. Wolfe looks incredible.
    I can remember every teacher I ever had by name, face, quirks, etc. Until college. I can't remember a SINGLE professor's name. What is wrong with me??

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